As the name suggests, dental crowns act as caps that are used to cover damaged, decayed or misshaped tooth. With the help of crowns, dentists restore your teeth shape, and size, while making them capable of functioning like your natural teeth.
Your dentist will recommend a dental crown in the below-mentioned scenarios:
- Protecting a decayed or weak tooth
- Restoring a broken tooth
- Covering or supporting a tooth with large filling
- Holding a dental bridge in its place
- Covering discolored or misshaped teeth
- Making aesthetic modification
The dental crowns bring out excellent results when carried out under the supervision of expert professionals.
However, dental crowns need proper care and maintenance so as to function perfectly. At Shalby Hospitals Ahmedabad, dental crowns treatment is carried out as per international standards, with satisfactory results. But our expert dentists always suggest important tips that help our patients to take good care of the crowns, thus increasing their durability.
If you have had dental crowns recently, or you are planning to undergo dental crowns soon; make sure you try the following expert suggested ways to help dental crowns last longer.
1. Watch your diet
When you visit your dentist for dental crowns, you will first get a temporary crown, until the permanent one is designed. It is very important that you eat carefully during this period so as to keep the temporary crown safe. Avoid foods that are very chewy like caramel or chewing gum. Don’t put much of force on the temporary crown while chewing. Even after getting permanent crowns, you should avoid sticky food, and biting hard food objects. As long as you monitor your diet, your dental crowns will stay intact without any problem.
2. Maintain proper oral hygiene
It goes without saying that oral hygiene is very crucial for your dental health. And the way you care for your natural teeth, your crowns must also be maintained properly. Not taking care of oral hygiene post dental crowns can affect their durability. This is why it is advised that you maintain proper oral hygiene for the longevity of your crowns. Stick to a healthy oral hygiene. Brush your teeth twice a day, floss on a regular basis, and clean the gums regularly.
3. Visit your dentist regularly
Once the process is over, you will have to meet your dentist for aftercare procedures. However, you should make it a point to visit your dentist regularly and get the crowns checked to ensure they are functioning properly. With regular visits, you will be able to track the health of your crowns and it will even help you in staying updated about your overall dental health.
4. Reduce biting force
Remember, crowns are not like your natural teeth and hence they don’t carry the required strength. To prevent any sort of damage, avoid biting hard objects or for that matter your fingernails. You will have to be a little cautious with what you eat so that you don’t end up damaging your crowns. Similarly, if you have the habit of opening bottles or any sort of plastic packaging with your teeth, doing so post dental crowns can damage your crowns. Biting your fingernails or the tips or pencils and pens also have an adverse effect on your dental crowns. Avoid any such habit to help your crowns last long.
5. Stay clear from the risk factors
There are certain risk factors that can potentially damage your crowns. One of such factors is bruxism, also known as teeth grinding. If you suffer from bruxism, it is advised that you sleep wearing a night guard to keep the crown safe from grinding. Apart from bruxism, certain sports, and stress followed by grasping and grinding teeth can also damage crowns.
6. Never neglect any discomfort or sensitivity
Right after getting dental crowns, you will face slight discomfort accompanied by mild sensitivity. In most dental crown cases, this subsides after a few days, but if the discomfort persists, don’t neglect it. Seek medical assistance before the problem aggravates or leads to some major damage. If there is extreme sensitivity accompanied by some degree of pain, reach out to your dentist without any delay.
To get the best possible results after dental crowns treatment, aftercare is the key. Being one of the reputed Dental Cosmetics & Implantology Centre offering cutting-edge dental crowns treatment in Ahmedabad, we too vouch for proper aftercare.